Erikson Theory Multiple Choice Questions

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Try this Erikson Theory MCQs (multiple choice questions) below to test your knowledge about Erik Erickson's development theory. German-American developmental psychologist Erik Erikson, who coined the phrase "identity crisis" throughout his work, is known for his theory on psychological development in human beings, with which he theorizes that most human beings should typically go through a series of eight psychological stages from infancy to late adulthood. Take up the below quiz to see how much you know about his amazing theory! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the "life stage virtues" of development according to Erik Erikson?
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Honesty

    • D. 

      Wisdom

  • 2. 
    _________ vs. __________ is the conflict faced during middle adulthood.
    • A. 

      Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt

    • B. 

      Identity vs. Role Confusion

    • C. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

    • D. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

  • 3. 
    During the _________________ stage, one's ability to cope with demands is challenged and either competence or inferiority are the outcomes.
    • A. 

      Infancy

    • B. 

      Early childhood

    • C. 

      Pre-School

    • D. 

      School Age

  • 4. 
    Erik Erikson's theory states that if a person does not resolve a conflict within a stage, they will not acquire the life stage virtue, but will be able to move on to the next stage of development. Do you agree with this statement?
    • A. 

      Strongly agree

    • B. 

      Strongly disagree

    • C. 

      Somehow agree

    • D. 

      Somehow disagree

  • 5. 
    Erik Erikson has _______ degree.
    • A. 

      No bachelor's

    • B. 

      Harvard

    • C. 

      Masters

    • D. 

      Berkeley

  • 6. 
    Erikson characterizes development as a series of ____________.
    • A. 

      Psychosocial stages

    • B. 

      Psychosexual stages

    • C. 

      Sociological stages

    • D. 

      Psychomoral stages

  • 7. 
    The psycho-social theory has how many stages? 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What psychosocial crisis results in either a feeling of “self-will” or “giving-up”?
    • A. 

      Autonomy vs. shame and doubt

    • B. 

      Generativity vs. stagnation

    • C. 

      Intimacy vs. isolation

    • D. 

      Trust vs. intimacy

  • 9. 
    What do people face during each psychosocial stage that can serve as a turning point in development?
    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Turmoil

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Trust

  • 10. 
    Intimacy vs. Isolation occurs at what stage?
    • A. 

      During young adulthood

    • B. 

      After adulthood

    • C. 

      After birth

    • D. 

      After maturity